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aghstnashell
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 4:51:19 PM

I did and it defiantly has its ups and downs but I'd rather have my motorcycle than a car.



[Edited by: aghstnashell at 2/28/2011 5:52:10 PM EST]
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DuramaxPower
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 3:06:22 PM

NO
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 5:36:10 AM

No interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life I have no interest in are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 11:30:26 AM

No, there would have to be a better reason
bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 3:11:49 PM

I ride from spring to late fall to save money on gas
46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 12:39:31 PM

Not at my age.
karl13
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 11:30:16 AM

no
SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 2:38:21 AM

Nope
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 1:22:11 AM

no
PAA64
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 11:44:10 PM

weather and safety risks.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 7:40:44 AM

There's too much of the year when riding a bike would not be good in my area because of the weather. I'd rather not tie money up in something that I can't drive but have to continue to insure.
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 7:29:18 AM

"NO"
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 3:51:21 PM

No
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 12:16:39 AM

No

[Edited by: PaylessKY at 4/15/2013 1:18:25 AM EST]
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 7:37:51 AM

30 years ago I would have.
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 11:00:10 AM

maybe, if i can get one that doen't cost an arm and leg. Had to get rid of mine due to the maintenance cost, more than a car, since I rode alot for pleasure and errands
bradley3533
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 9:09:15 AM

no
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 7:01:58 AM

No
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 7:01:40 AM

No
priver
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 4:47:15 AM

I car pool instead, like to have the morning coffee. as the bikers freeze their buts off...
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 2:03:50 AM

no, I do only car
DCS48
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 6:45:54 AM

oh h**l no!
Easymoney47
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 7:35:27 AM

No
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 8:40:49 AM

It not cost effective to go out a buy a motorcycle to save gas. Assuming it is paid for like mine, it is expensive to maintain plus the insurance. No real savings. What you save on gas you more than put back into it for repairs and maintenance, not to mention the helmet, and other riding gear. You buy a motorcycle for the enjoyment of riding it.
geminiqc
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 4:12:27 AM

no
WSU_Coug
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 11:13:35 AM

nope
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 9:31:38 AM

I have before like in the 73 74 gas crunches.
MudNutZ
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 8:53:33 AM

I would, yes.
Tuffy3360
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 7:41:30 PM

Yes
Hemond
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 6:08:48 PM

::::Of course, you have to look at the other way too, with them taking unnecessary risks, like zooming onto a freeway, skipping over 4 lanes, between flowing traffic. It's a wonder that biker didn't wipe out.::::


That is an example of Darwin's theory - survival of the fittest. Knuckleheads like that will soon kill themselves and remove their inferior genes from the gene pool. Bikers who are rational live long lives and contribute their 'fit' genes to the gene pool.
Gay_Blade
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 5:13:11 PM

"""""You just need to remember on a bike everyone is blind and intent on killing you. Keep that in mind and you should be OK"""""

Of course, you have to look at the other way too, with them taking unnecessary risks, like zooming onto a freeway, skipping over 4 lanes, between flowing traffic. It's a wonder that biker didn't wipe out.

With that, I'd prefer a scooter over a motorcycle. Less likelihood of doing something idiotic (like above)

[Edited by: Gay_Blade at 10/27/2011 6:13:51 PM EST]
Hemond
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 3:13:09 PM

"""""You just need to remember on a bike everyone is blind and intent on killing you. Keep that in mind and you should be OK"""""


Agree, it is very easy to remain safe while riding a motorcycle. You just have to develop a sense of whats happening around you in every direction. There are plenty of guys out there in their 60's who have been riding for 40 years or more uneventfully, bikes are very safe.

People who make dumb comments like 'widowmaker' do so because they never learned what a bike rider learns - how to be alert in traffic.

Car drivers don't have to be alert. They can go merrily along and not worry about anything. Not true with motorcycles. Consequently bike riders become excellent motorists, much better than car only drivers as their two wheeled skills translate to 4 wheels.
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 2:52:39 PM

Be sure to include the cost of motorcycle tires before abandoning your automobile.

Also consider that a motorcycle with 100,000 miles is usually worthless. And is also unusual. Not that unusual for BMWs and Goldwings but very unusual for sport bikes and most Japanese models.
kst8er
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 2:03:48 PM

Yes
gobux10
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 10:36:07 AM

weather would kill it for daily use
anthonydo503
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 2:14:31 PM

I would if I know how to ride a motorcycle.
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2011 12:58:09 PM

no
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2011 12:27:48 PM

widowmakers
swankypiyush
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2011 7:41:20 PM

no
ValleyoftheSun
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Message Posted: May 28, 2011 10:43:04 PM

I wouldn't purchase any form of transportation to directly reflect the gas prices.
johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: May 25, 2011 10:52:20 PM

I have one, I get about 16mpg in the truck and close to 50mpg on the bike. The truth is I love to ride and my wife says I’m a much happier Johnny when I ride. You just need to remember on a bike everyone is blind and intent on killing you. Keep that in mind and you should be OK
Bodiney
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Message Posted: May 24, 2011 1:24:22 PM

yes
AnaJana
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Message Posted: May 24, 2011 2:15:14 AM

Not at the moment, no.
Hemond
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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 7:49:44 PM

<<<<I like bikes for bikes. MPG has nothing to do with it. BUT the MPG is nice...
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Sums it up, you ride because its fun. Not to save gas.
gem1224
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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 4:00:27 PM

I bet you wouldn't if you were like me and had been run over by a tow truck on your motorcycle.. GIVE ME 4 WHEELS
Nascarchic
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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 3:45:14 PM

No way.
sweeteddy
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 11:21:13 PM

no
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 10:47:59 PM

I rode 3 different 650 cc cycles over past years to/from work,saved a lot of money from fuel savings,but spent on pleasure rides then. Still own two of them. Seldom ride on the road now,but offroad ocassionally,safer is the word. My rides go back to 1954,other cycles at that time more MPG and fun!
GVCFL
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 9:36:35 PM

I like bikes for bikes. MPG has nothing to do with it. BUT the MPG is nice...
GLM4205
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 9:03:04 PM

No
fenderstrat
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 4:05:15 PM

No. Don't think they make snow tires for bikes.
Z12
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 11:25:49 AM

No
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